Preschoolers are some of my favorite people - especially 3 and 4 year olds. One of my favorites is Leah Mae. Her parents, Philip and Chanda, are sweet friends of mine, and Leah is just precious. She has her Momma's beautiful curly hair and her Daddy's exuberance. Philip and Chanda are good friends with Ryan and Kelly who have 3 little ones of their own, the oldest being Reuben - Leah's pal. Though he's a couple of years younger than her, you can find her and "Roo" together a lot.
This past Sunday night after church, they all joined our normal crowd at Culver's. Leah walked in with a single red rose. One of our single guys, Scott, brought roses for some of the ladies, and Leah always scores one. As she sat by Reuben at the table holding her red rose, our conversation went like this...
Me: Did Scott give you that rose, Leah?
Me: Is Scott your boyfriend?
Leah: No, Reuben is my boyfriend!
Me: Hey Reuben, are you Leah's boyfriend?
Reuben: (blank stare and silence)
Leah, men never change. You might see if Scott will hold out for you.